Making Disciples: the Art of Evangelistic Dialogue Print
Written by Sherry   
Friday, 14 December 2007 08:51
If you are interested in the CDF Note, you'll be interested in Making Disciples.

Making Disciples is a four day seminar that will cover:

intentional discipleship as the normative source of spiritual life, and thus the ultimate end of all pastoral ministry.

·Understanding why initial discipleship precedes catechesis and how life-changing catechesis and formation builds on discipleship.

You will learn to engage in the sort of dialogue that is described in the CDF note, a dialogue that leads others to know and love Christ and his Church, including

·How to listen for and recognize pre-discipleship stages of spiritual growth.

·Learn how to facilitate the spiritual growth of those - whether baptized and “active” or not - who are not yet disciples.

·Learn how to articulate the basic kerygma that awakens initial faith in a gentle and non-threatening way.

·Learn how to use these skills in a wide variety of pastoral settings: RCIA/inquiry, adult faith formation, sacramental prep, spiritual direction, pastoral counseling, or gifts and vocational discernment.

·Have an opportunity to prayerfully reflect on your own journey toward discipleship.

The Catherine of Siena Institute will be offering Making Disciples three times next summer:

June 8 - 12 at St. Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, Wisconsin

July 27 - 31 at beautiful Mt. St. Francis retreat center in Colorado Springs, Colorado (7,000 feet high on the edge of the Pike National Forest)

August 10 - 14 at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center in Spokane, Washington

You can download the color brochure here.

Get to know wonderful Catholic leaders from all over the country - and other countries - who care passionately about evangelization and want to wrestle with the implications of our mission for all aspects of our pastoral practice. We have been getting rave reviews like the following from attendees.

The concept of intentional discipleship is absolutely exciting!! The team did a great job presenting, explaining, equipping, motivating, modeling it. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH! I will never forget this 5 day experience!!! It has changed my life."

"I have been changed forever. The people I have met and networked with are extraordinary. This is truly an amazing week."

"I cannot begin to tell you how much I have learned from all of the sections."

"The conference truly lived up to and surpassed my deepest expectations."

"It was great to hear about an intentional disciple. I have recognized this stage in others myself but have never been able to name it."

"As an individual, I've found these days very inspiring. Most of the contents have opened me to wonderful memories of witnessing to my faith and trust in God in a personal context, and has set a fire in me that I hope and pray stays enflamed. So help me God! Amen."

"This was a life-changing experience for me. I don't think I have ever gone through a program where I have taken back so much.

Cost of program: $
Airfare: $ 4xx.xx
Taxis: $ 60.00

Program content: Priceless."

Come be a part this summer.